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Supplementary planning guidance

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

2. Supplementary Planning Guidance

The introduction of new housing technical standards on 1 October 2015 means that we need to interpret Tables 1 and 3 of the Residential Layout Guidelines July 1996 in accordance with the new standards. You can view the implications in our Housing Standards Policy Statement in the SPG2 Residential layout guidelines document above.

Conservation Areas Maintenance/Replacement Windows and Doors Guidance SPD

The Conservation Areas Maintenance/Replacement Windows and Doors Guidance SPD was Adopted by the Council on the 29 June 2020.

Conservation Area Appraisals

There are 23 conservation areas in the Borough. Conservation Area Appraisals and a Management Plan have been prepared for each of these areas. These will be taken into account when considering planning applications within and adjacent to these areas. The individual appraisals and management plans are available on the conservation areas page.

Kent County Council Supplementary Guidance

We have adopted the following documents produced by Kent County Council as supplementary planning guidance:

Kent Downs AONB Management Plan

There is a Management Plan for the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which sets out a clear vision, aims and policies for the conservation, management and enhancement of the AONB and its setting up to 2019. We have adopted this document to fulfil our duty under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act., as have all the other local authorities which have the AONB in their area.


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